Application Information

Call for Entries

  • 2018 application cycle – visit us again in December 2017 for more information
The Award Criteria:
  • Strength of organization's strategic and quality plan
  • Improvement in specific quality measures
  • Level of improvement spread
  • Sustainability of the improvement
  • Innovativeness of the improvement

All allied (state, regional and metropolitan) hospital associations in the United States are eligible to apply for the award. Regional and metropolitan hospital associations that are part of or managed by a state hospital association may apply separately or as part of a state hospital association application.


  • An Award Sculpture
  • Complimentary registration to the AHA Leadership Summit
  • Recognition at a special awards ceremony at the AHA Leadership Summit
  • Coverage in AHA News, Hospitals & Health Networks, and other health care publications

Key Dates

  • December 13, 2017 - Application will be available
  • January 28, 2018 - Applications are due
  • May 2018 - Applicants will be notified
  • July 26-28, 2018 - American Hospital Association Leadership Summit. The award ceremony will take place during the Summit. Exact date/time are TBD.

For more information please contact Debbie Pierce (312) 422-2635



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